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dc.contributor.authorMillán-Calenti, José Carlos
dc.contributor.authorTubío, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPita-Fernández, Salvador
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Abraldes, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo, Trinidad
dc.contributor.authorMaseda, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-07T08:55:42Z
dc.date.available2015-04-07T08:55:42Z
dc.date.issued2009-11-10
dc.identifier.citationMillán-Calenti JC, Tubío J, Pita-Fernández S, González-Abraldes I, Lorenzo T, Maseda A. Prevalence of cognitive impariment: effects of level of education, age, sex, and associated factors. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009;28:455-460.es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2183/14352
dc.description.abstract[Abstract] Aims: To examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a Spanish elderly population and to analyse its association with some social and medical factors. Methods: We randomly selected a representative sample (n = 600) of people over 65 from Narón Council (A Coruña). Socio-demographic and biomedical data were collected and cognitive status was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Results: We determined variations in the prevalence from 35.2%, when age or level of education distribution was not applied, to 22.2% when they were applied. Women showed a higher probability of cognitive impairment than men. Negative correlation was observed between the age of the subject and the MMSE secore (Spearman correlation p = -0.45, p < 0.001), with the possibility of developing cognitive impairment increasing each year. For our sample, cognitive impairment was associated with an increase of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population. This association was found with the presence of dementia. heart failure. anaemia, stroke and auditory deficits. Conclusions: Knowledge of the real prevalence rates, together with the establishment of adequate preventive and intervention measures, can be factors that may diminish the socio-sanitary impact of cognitive impairment.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherKargeres_ES
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000257086es_ES
dc.subjectLevel of educationes_ES
dc.subjectCognitive impairmentes_ES
dc.subjectElderlyes_ES
dc.subjectAssociated factorses_ES
dc.titlePrevalence of cognitive impariment: effects of level of education, age, sex, and associated factorses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.accessinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES


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